Blu-ray Chips Overtake Standard DVD Chips in 2009

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The transition from DVD to Blu-ray players and recorders is creating a substantial opportunity for Blu-ray semiconductor companies, reports In-Stat. Blu-ray player semiconductor content overtook DVD player semi content for the first time in 2009, and is projected to account for nearly three quarters of the combined Blu-ray/DVD player semiconductor revenues by 2013.

“Semiconductors for DVD equipment continue to lead in unit volume,” says Michelle Abraham, In-Stat analyst. “However, the higher priced semiconductors in Blu-ray equipment propelled Blu-Ray semiconductor revenue ahead of DVD for the first time in 2009.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • The worldwide DVD player semi market will decline nearly 40% between 2009 and 2013 to $355 million.
  • The average semiconductor cost per unit of Blu-ray equipment in 2009 is nearly 8 times that of DVD equipment. However, the average Blu-ray semiconductor cost will drop nearly 70% by 2013.
  • The leading providers of MPEG ICs for DVD and Blu-ray equipment include Broadcom, MediaTek, NEC Electronics, Sigma Designs, Sunplus and Zoran.

Recent In-Stat research, Worldwide Blu-ray and DVD Player Semiconductors (#IN1004829MMT), covers the worldwide market for Blu-ray and DVD player semiconductors. It includes:

  • Examination of Blu-ray and DVD technologies.
  • Profiles of Blu-ray and DVD player silicon providers: Broadcom, Intel Corporation, Magnum Semiconductors, MediaTek, NEC, Sigma Designs, Sunplus, Zoran, and others.
  • Forecasts of DVD and Blu-ray player bill of materials, and total available market for DVD and Blu-ray semiconductors through 2013.
  • Worldwide MPEG-2/4 DVD Decoder IC Unit and Revenue Share, and Worldwide MPEG-2/4 Decoder ICs for DVD Player Forecast through 2013.
  • Worldwide H.264 Decoder ICs for Blu-ray Unit and Revenue Share.